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At Stow Family Chiropractic we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our office.
As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Todd has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment. He utilize state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques to provide advanced spinal correction.
Chiropractic adjustments are the primary treatment modality of all chiropractors. There are many different types of adjustments and techniques, but the essence of a chiropractic adjustment is that it mobilizes the joints of the body. With gravity, stress of life, aging, and traumas, it’s very common for joints in the body, particularly the spine and pelvis, to fixate and lock up. When this happens, many negative changes begin to occur at the respective level. The best success is to get adjusted regularly, not only when you hurt.
The chiropractic adjustment is the passive mobilization of a joint that produces minimal to maximal physiological benefits to muscles, nerves, tendons, and ligaments. Chiropractic is the only profession whose primary treatment consists of mobilizing joints. Today's chiropractic methods are more safe, comfortable and effective than ever before.
At Stow Family Chiropractic we offer the lastest technology in chiropractic care. The surface EMG machine measures muscle tonicity of the spine and displays the information in an easy to read graph on Rhonda's (our patient care specialist) computer screen. The graphs are used to depict muscle symmetry and the amount of muscle tension on each side of the spine. Normal is marked by white spikes or no spikes at all, meaning the muscle tension is even on both sides of that particular area of the spine. Colors like green, blue and red mark gradients in muscle tension, Green denotes mild, blue: moderate and red: severe. The percentage readings indicate the increased proportion of muscle pull one side has over the other. For example, if you see a 61% reading on the left side, then that means the muscle on the left side is pulling 61% more than the muscle on your right.
This tool is a great way to give the patient a visual on where the problems lie, and it gives Dr. Todd insight about the root cause of a patient's condition. Understanding the root causen helps Dr. Todd target the injury so that patients heal much more quickly.
Dr. Todd uses a method known as Allergy Sensitivity Elimination & Reprogramming Technique or ASERT to desensitize your body and reprogram its abnormal immune responses. This system uses current concepts on how the body responses to all electromagnetic fields and how these fields affect each other. For more information about ASERT read this document.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Dr. Todd can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Dr. Todd often uses a percussor to aid in corrective and wellness care. The percussor is a handheld device that vibrates at a high frequency which helps to release scar tissue and restricted muscles. Muscles are what move and stabilize the spine and by adding the percussor into your chiropractic routine we can help your muscles to change your posture and spinal function. This means you hold your adjustments better and longer.
Dr. Todd performs Muscle Testing to help better diagnose and treat inbalances in the body. It involves testing the body's responses when applying a slight pressure to a large muscle, to provide information on energy blockages, organ function, nutritional deficiencies and food sensitivities, among other things. It can also be used to test the body's responses to herbs and other remedies.
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a form of diagnosis using muscle testing as a primary feedback mechanism to examine how a person's body is functioning. When properly applied, the outcome of an AK diagnosis will determine the best form of therapy for the patient.
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We offer free spinal and posture screenings throughout the year. Stay tuned to our events page for more information. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
We often find it helpful to coach our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping him or her reach true health and wellness is a collaborative effort.
The Interferential Electrical Muscle Stimulator is a low frequency treatment that uses two medium frequency currents which "interfere" with each other to produce a beat frequency that the body recognizes as a low frequency energy source. The range is usually 1-250 Hz. The body produces frequency currents between 1-256 Hz. The major use of the interferential therapy is to accelerate the healing rate.
To complement and enhance the healing effects of Dr. Todd's specific Chiropractic adjustment treatment, we at Stow Family Chiropractic also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
We offer Foot Levelers Stabilizing Orthodic Scans, free of charge to our patients who are interested in learning about what custom-built orthodics can do to support the more than 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your foot. Stabilizing Orthodics maintain the structure of the plantar vault to balance the entire body. The difference is that the Stabilizing Orthodics are focused on your overall health. They offer more than just short-term symptom relief. Stabilizing Orthodics support whole-body wellness for a lifetime. Schedule your free scan today!
We teach our patients special blueprint exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and healthy. We are happy to show you how to execute each and every exercise, once Dr. Todd feels the time is right for the exercise to be introduced to your wellness program.
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Dr. Todd is a miracle worker. I've gone there a few times looking like the hunchback of Notre Dame and he had me upright in no time. Sticking with his preventative maintenance will keep you upright.
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